Resurrection Life Church Uganda
RezLife Church Uganda launched its first service in January 2010, just three days after Pastor David Kyambadde buried his eldest sister, fondly known to most as Nalongo. For years, she prayed for her brother, often telling him he was called to pastor. Imagine her elation, when he told her he had an experience with God while flying home from England.
Pastor David Kyambadde says of that experience: "I really can’t explain what happened to me. I just knew it was time to go to Uganda and start a church, and I had no doubt.”
He planned to begin the ministry in February 2010. But due to his sister's unexpected passing at the beginning of the year, he decided not to waste any time and began right away.
A unique, contemporary ministry with traditional foundations, RezLife Church Uganda’s passion is to reach its community with the Gospel in creative ways. Using methods like sports, music and family-fun time (in addition to preaching and teaching the Word), this new vibrantly growing congregation, located in Lubowa (a suburb of Kampala, the capital city), implements activities and projects that meet tangible community needs.
Pastor Aimee (David's wife) says: “Preaching and teaching is not enough. We want a person to experience God as One who cares about them. He is the only God who will walk with them, talk with them, comfort, guide and experience life with them. He loves each unconditionally and will begin to touch their lives wherever they will open the door. He cares where it matters most - in their daily lives - the families they cherish, the things that they love and hate, the needs that plague them, the hope they fight for, accomplishments they take pride in and failures they don’t.”
Not a conventional couple, the Kyambaddes are known for being real, open and straight forward. Reaching out to people many often overlook and in ways that are unusual or non-traditional is common place for them. Such traits were exemplified by the start of their ministry to street children in 2000, called Home Again. For the past ten years they have been raising fifty former street boys -- a commitment many could not understand. But they saw potential untapped, hearts broken, lives that needed guidance.
Today, some of their boys have their own families. Two are on scholarship in universities in the United States. Several are active in various ministry and service roles at RezLife Church. Some are still in secondary school planning to attend a university in the near future.
The Kyambaddes' Home Again family gave up their childhood home to turn it into the sanctuary of RezLife Church Uganda -- just one example of their growing love and commitment to the Gospel and how knowing Jesus Christ has impacted their own lives.